Head of Upstream Product Management


Israel HQ: 3 Rapaport St., Kfar Saba 4465141, Israel


Full Time

Job Summary

CathWorks, based in Israel and Irvine, CA, is a fast-paced medical device start-up focused on digital health innovations to improve the lives of patients globally. The CathWorks FFRangio® System combines artificial intelligence (AI) and computational science to provide physicians with comprehensive physiologic information, enabling them to make better treatment decisions for their patients with coronary artery disease.

Recently, CathWorks entered into a strategic partnership with Medtronic to market and sell the FFRangio System globally. Medtronic is the global leader in medical technology and has more than 90,000 employees worldwide in more than 150 countries. The partnership with Medtronic will expand CathWorks’ footprint globally, enabling more patients to benefit from its revolutionary technology that is poised to disrupt the current coronary physiology market.

CathWorks is focused on innovating and disrupting how cardiovascular disease is diagnosed and treated, and this plays a critical role in setting the vision for our product pipeline and leading the execution of that vision.

As the Head of Upstream Product Management, will lead a team of upstream product management professionals and define the strategy, roadmap and partner portfolio for CathWorks. She or he will work closely with R&D, Quality, Regulatory, Biomedical, and Marketing teams.

Experience with world-class product management tools and techniques – including Agile Product Development – and demonstrated leadership and coaching capabilities will be equally important for success in this role.


Job Responsibilities

  • Collaborate closely with the CathWorks Executive Leadership Team, including President & CEO, to define short-term and long-term innovation strategy
  • Develop and maintain deep, intimate knowledge about CathWorks customers (Patients, Caregivers, Clinicians, Payers), competitors and value drivers for CathWorks
  • Define and lead market research and other discovery activities to uncover valuable unmet needs
  • Manage discipline around measurement and reporting of success, including Key Performance Indicators, for each product.
  • Apply disciplined business analysis and strategy to ensure that we focused on the most important opportunities
  • Supervise, train and mentor a team of upstream product managers. Motivate the team members and assess their performance.
  • Take a leading part in defining the strategy and tracking the product roadmap execution
  • Supervise the translation of the product roadmap into actionable R&D user stories and agile sprint planning
  • Manage prioritization of ongoing scrum team tasks, including goals setting, acceptance criteria definition, SW defect handling and enhancement opportunities, based on impact analysis and deep user experience understanding
  • Lead the SW release process, including release content management and documentation
  • Lead the collection of VoC from customers and physicians globally through the following channels to analyze and prioritize the backlog and future roadmap:
    • Direct and consistent communication with Downstream Product Managers globally, and other relevant commercial team members
    • In-person and virtual interactions (including site visits) with global commercial sites and Beta sites
    • Analysis of Big Data collected from deployed systems in the field
    • Formal and informal market research and customer feedback
    • Analysis of market trends in clinical practice and in hospital technology
  • Lead and track the commercial release limited launch flow and performance, and communicate necessary feedback to R&D
  • Collaborate with other cross functions teams: SW, SW QA, Algorithms, Biomedical, Downstream Product Management, Sales Training, Strategy, Quality and more
  • Works on abstract issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth knowledge of the company.
  • Participates in corporate development of methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for projects, programs, and people.
  • Estimated global travel requirement of up to 20% of the time
  • Report to VP R&D and Site Leader and dotted line reporting to Head of Global Strategy & Advanced Analytics

Job Requirements

  • At least a B.Sc. in engineering or B.A. in life sciences. An MBA and/or PHD in BioMedical Engineering is preferred.
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience, including at least 5 years as a Product Manager
  • Experience in leading product management teams in medical device or high-tech/software industry
  • Experience in writing high level and detailed specifications
  • Experience in customer facing tasks and training
  • Deep UX/UI understanding
  • Experience working in an Agile development style
  • Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority
  • Experience working with global teams

About CathWorks

CathWorks is the leader in digital health innovations that can improve the lives of patients globally. The CathWorks FFRangio® System combines AI and computational science to obtain physiologic information from routine angiograms (X-rays), eliminating the need for drug stimulation and invasive pressure wires. It provides physicians with a quick and reliable intraprocedural physiologic assessment for the entire coronary tree, making it practical for every patient.  For more information on CathWorks, visit www.cath.works and follow @CathWorks on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Equal Opportunity Employer

CathWorks, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This company does not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.

Unless stated otherwise, all positions posted for CathWorks are not intended for or open to third party recruiters/agencies. Submission of any unsolicited resumes for these positions will be considered to be free referrals.

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